Eighteenth-Century Women Dramatists -

Eighteenth-Century Women Dramatists

By Mary Pix, Susanna Centlivre, Elizabeth Griffith, Hannah Cowley



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Mary Pix: The Innocent Mistress (1697) Susanna Centlivre: The Busy-Body (1709) Elizabeth Griffith: The Times (1779) Hannah Cowley: The Belle's Stratagem (1780) Oxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographies illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should reshape the canon in a number of signficant areas. A splendid and imaginative project' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product code: 9780199554812

ISBN 9780199554812
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H195xW128xS26
Series Oxford World's Classics
No. Of Pages 448
Publisher Oxford University Press
This is the only edition of these four plays, which are otherwise unavailable, and introduces readers to some of the earliest published women dramatists, to compare and contrast with their better-known male counterparts.